Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies
This was originally from the Jessica Seinfeld book Deceptively Delicious, but I have a real problem with hiding healthy food from kids. If you teach them about it, they’ll probably learn to eat it just fine – sans deception. Anyway, this is FAR from ‘healthy cooking’ considering the mass amounts of butter, chocolate and sugar – but whatever. It sure is hilarious to see people’s faces when they find out what they are eating.
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
2 large egg whites
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
one 15oz can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
2 cups (12 ozs) semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep baking sheets with silpats or parchment.
In the mixing bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg whites and vanilla, then the chickpeas and chocolate chips. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix on low speed until a thick dough forms.
Drop the dough by the tablespoonful onto the baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes, depending on your oven. Cool on a wire rack.
The chickpeas actual taste like nuts, if you didn’t know the difference. O.G. HATED these and wanted them WITHOUT chickpeas. Which would just be…a chocolate chip cookie. Oh well. Maybe on April Fool’s Day…